Pages 42-45 of
my book TOP SECRET/MAJIC clearly delineate that I was able to prove
that Twining went to
New Mexico on July 7 and left on July 11, 1947. I had managed to obtain
flight logs for him and his pilot William McVey. I met with the latter
in the DC area. Twining's daughter had given me his name and location.
Twining's log had been in a box that had finally been declassified for
me at the
Library of Congress Manuscript Division...home of about 120 Archive
of Twining's papers.
The front page of the Roswell Daily Record (An
Evening paper) for July 8 (with the famous headline "RAAF Captures
Saucer on Ranch in Roswell Region") has an article in the lower right
quadrant "Air Force General Says Army Not Doing Experiments" datelined
Oregon, July 8. Twining is the general. Many morning papers carried the
headline on July 9. Furthermore the Alamogordo News (a morning paper)
10 had a big front page story "Fantasy of "Flying Disc" Explained
Here" complete with three pictures of the launch staged (on July 9) for
Press of a weather balloon radar reflector combo. The work was done by
Twining's AMC people. The paper on July 14 noted (without any pix) that
had made a "routine" inspection of the Alamogordo base with a high
group on July 11.
Twining had authority in Alamogordo, not in Roswell. Roswell AAF
was a SAC base and not an R and D location. The Plains of San Agustin
wreckage would have gone there and not to Roswell. Please note also the
comments in the EBD saying that the covert operation had begun on July
that Twining and Van Bush worked on the investigation. McVey, who
also Twining's aide, said Twining and Bush met often. There is also a
July letter from Twining to Boeing on July 17 saying he had had to
long planned trip to Seattle "due to a very important and sudden
I have been away quite a bit". He had been in New Mexico.
There were several printings of TSM beginning in 1996 and of the
2nd edition of 2005. The latter has a 5000 word afterword dealing with
objections that have been raised to the EBD, TF, and CT memos. Copies
available and are listed on my website at www.stantonfriedman.com
. I guess I am pleased that interest is finally being shown.